July 10, 1934 ~ December 15, 2016

Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Rex C. Luther, 82, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the CarePartners Solace Center. A native of Asheville, Mr. Luther was a son of the late Loran Aster and Loretta Rhodes Luther. He was retired from Norfolk Southern Railway and was a member of Starnes Cove Baptist Church. Rex was an avid bowler and had been inducted into the NC State Bowling Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Western NC Bowling Hall of Fame in 1986. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, June Shuler Luther; daughter, Teresa Hyder and husband, Gary, of Weaverville; son Gary Luther and wife, Linda, of Inman, SC; sister Eva Glenn and husband Woody; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, Eugene and Carroll Luther and sister, Aldene Luther Reece. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Sams officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, or to Starnes Cove Baptist Church, 149 Starnes Cove Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Teresa and family our sincere regrets are extended to you and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Carol and Phillip Merrill

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  2. So sorry to hear of the passing of Rex. Many great memories of him spending time and driving for us at the Carlot. (Bill & Eds Auto Sales). He was a wonderful man, friend, and will be greatly missed.

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  3. My deepest sympathy for your loss. May God be with you and bring you comfort and strength for the coming days. Gary, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. June, Eva and family, I was so sad to read of Rex’s passing. I will say a prayer for God to help you through this time of pain and sadness. Love to you all.

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  5. June and family: My condolences to you in the loss of your loved one. Rex was special to the Dover family, having grown up with him. He was a kind and caring man. Praying that God’s love will bring you peace and comfort during your time of sorrow.

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  6. So sorry to hear about Rex. We lived behind you on Homestead road. Rev. Bill Belcher house. We moved to Asbury Road after his death. Please know we will be praying for you. I have to work on Monday and can not get to the funeral. Ricky and Carolyn.

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  7. Mrs Luther and family so sorry to hear of Mr. Luther’s passing. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We will be out of town and unable to attend the service. Love to you all.

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  8. June, So sorry to hear of Rex’s passing. We have many good memories of Rex and will miss him very much. Our trips together will remain some of my best memories ever. All our love.

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  9. Mrs. Luther, Teresa & Gary: I was saddened to see of the passing of Mr. Luther. Growing up next door to you in West Asheville, you were very good friends of my parents, Bud & Faye, and I have wonderful memories of those years. My thoughts and prayers for your peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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  10. RIP Rex, Heaven has brought home a wonderful Marine to guard the gates to the kingdom. It is a pleasure to say I knew such a genuine person as you. I would love to have served with you in the Marines, I can only imagine how it would have been. Go forward my friend and keep it safe till all your loved ones meet you again.

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  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please know we are there for you if you need anything.

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  12. Sad to hear Rex has passed. He was a true gentleman and well liked by many people all over WNC. Between personal family, railroad family, and thousands of bowlers all over the state, many people will be mourning his loss.

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  13. I was saddened to hear of the passing of Rex, he was a good man and fun person to be around and will be missed. My prayers are with the family.

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  14. Gary,
    our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad. please let me know if there is anything we can do to help you in your time of loss.

    rich & jean meyer

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  15. God Bless You Gary and Your Family in the Homecoming of Your Dad. My Thoughts and My Prayers are with You during this time of bereavement.

    Praying for the Lord Jesus to be with You All.

    Ted

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  16. Remembering Rex from our days when he bowled with our Square D league. He was a very good man, and well liked by all who knew him. We had some good chats together and I held him in high regard. My thoughts and prayers to June and the family.

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